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Regulators worry N.E. fishermen are cheating

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Regulators say they are worried fishermen are cheating by fishing in one area, then saying the catch is from another. New England fisheries are divided into different management areas, with different catch allocations for each area. The Cape Cod Times reports some regulators believe fishermen are catching fish in areas where they have small allocations, but reporting they were caught in areas where their allocations are larger. They say catch reports on some boats are not matching satellite tracking of their locations. Regulators say misreporting undermines efforts to protect fish that swim and spawn in specific areas. Industry advocates say they do not believe the practice is widespread but are working to eliminate it.

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